Board of Barber and Cosmetology

Washington, DC
Planning and Economic Development

Total public members:               14           

Method of Appointment:             Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council       

Length of Appointment:             3 years

Residency:                               Must be DC residents 

Paid board:                                No (all roles are voluntary)


The Board shall regulate the practice of barbers, body artists, and cosmetologists, including specialty cosmetology practices such as braiding, electrolysis, esthetics, manicuring and others as the Mayor may from time to time establish by rule, instructors and managers of these practices, and owners of such facilities.


Commission membership: 

The Board shall consist of 14 members of whom 3 shall be barbers, 3 shall be cosmetologists, 3 shall be specialty cosmetologists, 3 shall be body artists, and 2 shall be consumer members.



Individuals with professional and life experience as a body artist or are consumers.


Time commitment:  

The Board meets on the first Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m.; subcommittees meet as required to complete tasks.


If you are interested in an appointment to this board, please complete the appointment application. A member of our team will contact you to discuss the opportunity.




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